Eggs, Eggs Everywhere
2017 Volunteer Roles

At Gateway our vision is to become a part of the fabric of the culture of Des Moines and to join God in the renewal of the city. We can do that through ministry to the homeless, the widow and the orphan, the refugee and the outcasts... and we can do that by organizing a massive, free Easter Egg Hunt in the heart of our city! 

This Spring, in an effort to bring the downtown community together and share the good news of Easter we are putting on our fifth annual Eggs Eggs Everywhere event! This one-of-a-kind Easter Egg Hunt is located in the heart of our city and open to everyone in the neighborhood. 

If you are in Des Moines over Easter please join us!


Set Up

- Set up tables, signs, and rope the morning of the egg hunt.

- Saturday, April 15 from 6:30- 9:00 AM


- Greet guests and help them fill out a registration form.

- Make guests aware of the different activities available.

- Mark kids’ hands according to the wave they will participate in.

- Saturday, April 15 from 8:00- 11:30 AM

Egg Hiding and Hunt Leaders

- Move the eggs from the Temple for Performing Arts to the park.

- Distribute the eggs for each of the 4 waves

- Announce and get kids at the starting line for each of the hunt waves.

- Saturday, April 15 from 8:00-11:00 AM

Little Bunnies Area

- Engage babies and toddlers and their parents. Help them play with bubbles, collect eggs, and more.

- Saturday, April 15 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Tattoo Station

- Help kids apply a fun temporary tattoo  

- Saturday, April 15 from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Balloon Animals Station

- Practice your balloon tying skills ahead of time with your fellow balloon animal artists (we'll teach you if you haven't made them before!)

- Make amazing balloon animals for cute kids!

- Saturday, April 15 from 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Collaborative Art Project

- Help kids add their own touch to a large colorful collage

- Saturday, April 15 from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Erupting Eggs

Kids will experiment with the classic baking soda and vinegar combination in plastic Easter eggs

- Saturday, April 15 from 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Catapult Challenge

- Kids will build a small catapult and use it to see how far they can fling a plastic Easter egg

- Saturday, April 15 from 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Construction Zone

- Older kids will be challenged to build with candy and toothpicks while younger children will build with plastic eggs and play dough

- Saturday, April 15 from 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM


- Help kids get in and out of the inflatables, make sure they have their shoes off, have fun and stay safe

- Saturday, April 15 from 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM

The Great Rescue Scavenger Hunt

- Kids will hunt for special eggs around the park that tell the story of Easter. Kids receive a prize after finding all the special eggs. 

- We need expressive storytellers to bring God’s rescue story to life at each stop along the hunt. 

- Saturday, April 15 from 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Clean Up

- Return the park and street to how they looked before we arrived

- Take down tables and rope, pick up trash, etc. 

- Saturday, April 15 from 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

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